Chocolate Cosmos is part of the Cosmos genus and its scientific name is Cosmos atrosanguineus. The atrosanguineus part of this plant's botanical name means 'dark red'.
Cosmos atrosanguineus “Chocolate Cosmos” is a tender Mexican perennial with a scent of chocolate and vanilla. Produces brown-red blooms that resemble small single dahlias – great for summer highlights in borders.It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Chocolate Cosmos is known for its mound-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 70.0 cm (2.27 feet). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.
Mexico is believed to be where Chocolate Cosmos originates from.
Typically, Chocolate Cosmos is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Chocolate Cosmos about 28 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Chocolate Cosmos so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Chocolate Cosmos so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Chocolate Cosmos plants:
Chocolate Cosmos care instructions
How long does Chocolate Cosmos take to grow?
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